Have you ever imagined what it would be like living with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis or to contract heart disease or cancer? You would find yourself handicapped. A constant burden, a limiter causing you to feel old and lowering your self-esteem and self-reliance. No one wants this, yet in the majority of cases, your health outcome is totally up to YOU.
More than ever before, the responsibility for your health falls directly back on you. Just ask someone waiting for a hospital appointment. The waiting lists to solve your problems are now notoriously long and arduos. This is only going to get worse. Why, you may ask?
New Zealand’s population is ageing at an astounding rate. In 1970 the median age was 25 years. But by 2017 this had increased to 37 years. Almost a quarter are over 65. Stuff reported in November 2019 that hospital care had already reached a ‘tipping point’ and that our public health service was in a precarious state. There is a shortage of doctors and with the ageing population, this will escalate. The outcome means that if you do have a health issue, there is a good chance that you will be suffering from it for some time before it can be attended to. So, where does this leave you?
The short answer is, to take responsibility for your health NOW. If you want to enjoy abundant health, to feel great, awake, energised, mentally sharp and avoid disease, you do need to work-out, to exercise, on a daily basis. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Make exercise your daily priority NOW. Your efforts will ALWAYS pay dividends, and the rewards will always be IMMEDIATE.